Helpful Hints for Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

As the storm approaches, here is some advice from EarlyBird Power on hurricane preparations: Most importantly, make sure to have plenty of bottled water, food, working flashlights, a battery operated radio, and extra batteries in your home. If you plan to use a generator, operate it outdoors and follow all other precautions provided by the […]

Sandy: Crude Futures Decline, Natural Gas Rises

Worries of a potentially devastating Hurricane Sandy have already resulted in far-reaching for the financial world; the U.S. markets closed on Monday and European stocks have also dropped in anticipation of the storm. Expectations of the storm have affected the commodities markets as well. Crude oil for December delivery (CLZ2) has seen a moderate decline […]

Gas Rises Despite Higher Storage

September 27, 2012

The Energy Information Administration reported Thursday at 10:30 A.M. that natural gas storage had risen 80 billion cubic feet for the week ending September 21, above predictions. Analysts had expected the storage to have increased from 74 to 78 billion cubic feet. Despite this data, natural gas prices did not go down in the recent […]

Warm Temperatures Forecasted

September 17, 2012

Long-term forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for September through November 2012: For September through November of this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting above normal winter temperatures in across most of the country, including the Northeast, most of East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest regions, with the highest […]

Higher Temperatures Increase Demand, Price

August 6, 2012

Above-average summer temperatures in New England have increased electricity demand for cooling, thereby driving up the price of power. Temperatures in the second half of June, on average in July, and so far in August this summer have been above average. AccuWeather Inc. reports on its website that temperatures in July have been consistently above […]

EarlyBird Power Partnership on Carbon Offset

(Pacific Palisades, Calif.) – For the third year, Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Protect Our Winters (POW) have partnered to offset the carbon footprint of TGR’s filming. This year’s offsets represent the entire carbon output from all activities emitted during the film production process, which includes global commercial travel, helicopter and snow machine use. A […]

Natural Gas Declines Due to Higher Inventories

August 2, 2012

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) weekly natural gas update Thursday reported an above-expectations increase in inventories, causing natural gas futures to decline below $3 for the first time in two weeks. A 28 billion cubic feet (Bcf) increase occurred in the week of 7/20-7/27 from 3,189 Bcf to 3,217 Bcf. This figure is up 17.2 […]

Lower Natural Gas Supply Gives Coal Hope

July 16, 2012

Despite the recent trend which suggests that natural gas production is on the rise and coal may never recover, the opposite may be the case. The root of this possible reversal lies in the huge difficulty of accurately measuring the natural gas reserve. There is massive uncertainty with regard to the natural gas supply; only […]

Is Coal Dead?

July 13, 2012

In the wake of Patriot Coal’s filing for bankruptcy on Monday, other coal stocks have plummeted. James River Coal (JRCC) began the week at $3.47 and dropped a whopping 42.7 % to $1.99 at the market’s close on Friday, Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) started the week at $8.71 and ended at $7.63, Peabody Energy Corp […]

EIA Reports Increase in Natural Gas

July 6, 2012

In their usual weekly report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported today that last week natural gas in underground storage increased by 1.27 percent (by 39 billion cubic feet, from 3,063 Bcf on 6/22 to 3,102 Bcf on 6/29). The natural gas stock is now 24.1 percent above last year’s total (2,500 Bcf) and 22.7 […]